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Eastern grad student shot, recovering

Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega
April 13, 2020

An Eastern student was shot April 9 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The student, Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega, is a graduate student studying technology and the Vice President of the Indian Student Association. Dega...

3 suspects arrested in connection with Sunday shooting

April 30, 2019

Three arrests have been made for alleged roles in a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon at 24 W. Buchanan Avenue, according to a press release from the Charleston Police Department. Shannon M. Barnes,...

1 person shot in Charleston

April 28, 2019

*The story has been corrected to reflect updated information from the Charleston Police Department. The alleged victim was misidentified. Police officers are searching for suspects who reportedly shot...

EIU-UPI expresses support after New Zealand shooting

March 27, 2019

The University Professionals of Illinois at Eastern said it wishes to express support for Muslim faculty, staff and students after the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting in a press release. The press...

Shooting victim was 26-year-old male flown to Urbana hospital

March 4, 2019

A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning near 7th Street and Buchanan Avenue. The victim was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and then flown to Carle Foundation Hospital...

Police look into reports of shots fired

October 5, 2017

Police investigated multiple reports of shots fired Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue. However, Charleston Police Chief Bryan Baker said when they were out searching the area they...

Possible shots fired on 4th Street

September 21, 2017

Several students reported what they thought were shots fired early Thursday morning outside of the Melrose Apartments on 4th Street. The Charleston Police Department is still investigating the report,...

Safety should be a priority

September 21, 2017

With the recent school shooting at Mattoon High School, the importance of having safety procedures in place is something that has been brought to the forefront for public consideration. Kent Martin,...

Student dies in shooting on Seventh Street

April 23, 2017

Staff Report | @DEN_News One man died and another was injured in a shooting incident at 2:28 a.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of Seventh Street. The man who died was identified in a press release sent...

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